After the Orgy: Toward a Politics of Exhaustion - Pettman, Dominic
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Applying Jean Baudrillard's question "What are you doing after the orgy?" to the postmillennial climate that informs our contemporary cultural moment, this book argues that the imagination of apocalyptic endings has been an obsessive theme in post-Enlightenment culture. Dominic Pettman identifies and examines the dynamic tensions of various apocalyptic discourses, from the fin-de-siecle decadents of the 1890s to the fin-demillennium cyberpunks of the 1990s, in order to highlight the complex constellation of exhaustion, anticipation, panic, and ecstasy in contemporary culture.…mehr

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Applying Jean Baudrillard's question "What are you doing after the orgy?" to the postmillennial climate that informs our contemporary cultural moment, this book argues that the imagination of apocalyptic endings has been an obsessive theme in post-Enlightenment culture. Dominic Pettman identifies and examines the dynamic tensions of various apocalyptic discourses, from the fin-de-siecle decadents of the 1890s to the fin-demillennium cyberpunks of the 1990s, in order to highlight the complex constellation of exhaustion, anticipation, panic, and ecstasy in contemporary culture.
  • Produktdetails
  • Suny Postmodern Culture
  • Verlag: ST UNIV OF NEW YORK PR
  • New
  • Seitenzahl: 222
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juli 2002
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 154mm x 12mm
  • Gewicht: 299g
  • ISBN-13: 9780791453964
  • ISBN-10: 0791453960
  • Artikelnr.: 21528214